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Published 28/06/2013

St Bridget's Downpatrick: Gregory Kelly, Joshua Sharvin, Cloideach Phillips, Miya-rois Gaffney from P6, Jennifer O' Reilly from Belfast Telegraph and David O'Haire from Trócaire
St Bridget's Downpatrick: Gregory Kelly, Joshua Sharvin, Cloideach Phillips, Miya-rois Gaffney from P6, Jennifer O' Reilly from Belfast Telegraph and David O'Haire from Trócaire
Belfast Girls Model School: Jamie-Leigh hind, Faion Hopkins and Sarah-Jayne Collins, Rachel worthington, Michelle Mackey,Caitlin Herron, Mrs Clarke, Fergus Cooper save the Children and Jennifer O' Reilly from Belfast Telegraph
Belfast Girls Model School: Mrs Johnston's P7 class wrong with Jennifer O' Reilly from Belfast Telegraph and Sarah Leeman from Christian Aid

Pupils from three primary schools are among thousands of young people from all over Northern Ireland who have just completed the Belfast Telegraph Newspapers in Education project themed on the G8 summit.

Pupils from Rosetta Primary in south Belfast, the Belfast Model School for Girls, and St Brigid's Primary, Downpatrick, were among those who took part in the project, a cross-curricular programme covering geography, history, literacy and numeracy.

Jennifer O'Reilly, of Newspapers in Education, said: "The historic event of the G8 summit coming to Northern Ireland was the perfect opportunity to provide a resource for pupils and teachers which would develop the skills of literacy and geography in a unique and fun way."

For every participating pupil, the Belfast Telegraph will donate £1 to the charity nominated by each school from either Christian Aid, Save the Children or Trocaire.

Thousands of pounds will be donated to these charities to help further their 'Enough Food for Everyone IF' campaign. The campaign is a coalition of 100 UK charities and faith groups working to end worldwide hunger.

David Thomas, of the IF campaign in Northern Ireland, said: "Hopefully some of the young people who worked on the project will continue the work of holding our leaders to account for the pledges that they have made."

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